LUCKNOW, Jan. 10 -- Uttar Pradesh, which has fared poorly in previous cleanliness surveys, is out to get its act together this time around after having faced the ignominy of one of its cities being rated country's dirtiest earlier.

The seriousness with which the state government is taking the cleanliness survey 2020 can be gauged from the accent on publicity.

A number of hoardings have come up, exhorting people to contribute their bit in making their cities clean. The state government has also said officers tasked with cleanliness exercises would be held accountable if the state doesn't perform well.

Missives have been sent out to all local bodies, district programme managers and coordinators to ensure implementation of a five-point char...